Meet the Team

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Email Elizabeth Laidler

Elizabeth Laidler

Managing Director

Elizabeth established Encore Communications in 2009

A classical musician by training, she made the move into marketing communications following postgraduate studies at Trinity College of Music, London, where an inspirational ‘Business For Musicians’ course proved more interesting than her daily diet of musicology, theory and historical performance practice!

Since entering the profession in 2002 as press and marketing assistant for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Elizabeth has worked in both in-house and agency environments; creating and managing successful regional, national and international campaigns for clients across a variety of sectors including professional services, education, the arts, lobbying, engineering, leisure and retail.

Elizabeth is responsible for the day-to-day running of the business but remains ‘hands on’ with client accounts, delivering integrated media relations, social media, direct marketing, copywriting, branding and market development work for clients.

Nominated for the CIPR’s Outstanding Young Communicator (UK) award in 2006, Elizabeth is a graduate of Common Purpose’s Meridian course for senior leaders, a CIM-qualified marketer and member of the Public Relations Consultancy Association.

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Andrea Dalglish

PR & Communications Consultant

Andrea has over 15 years’ experience in both in-house and agency PR and communications roles spanning the business-to-business, consumer and public sectors.

Most recently Head of Communications for NEC Group, she has extensive experience working with high-profile brands, including FTSE100 companies, developing strategies for clients across industries as diverse as engineering, aerospace, homes & gardens and gambling.

With a strong portfolio of marketing skills: from PR, lobbying and stakeholder relations to advertising, crisis and internal communications, she is used to leading communications teams and comfortable reporting to senior management, board and commercial partners.

Sonya Bell

PR & Communications Consultant

A journalist by training, Sonya has a wealth of experience working with B2B and B2C clients, covering media relations, social media and prize-winning award nominations.

Sonya currently sits on the Board of Birmingham Press Club – the oldest pre ss club in the world – and works across a variety of client accounts as well as supporting Encore’s own marketing activities.

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Jo Dunlop

Special Projects Manager

Jo Dunlop is Encore’s special projects manager and has extensive experience of working in the events, marketing, creative, production, education and charity sectors. Jo is tasked with a variety of roles to support Liz and the team, including keeping you up to date via Encore Communications’ newsletters